Red Velvet Bars

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For Cake:
  • 1 box (18 1/4 ounces) German chocolate cake mix (recommended: Betty Crocker)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ounce red food coloring (recommended: McCormick)
  • For Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened (recommended: Philadelphia)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (recommended: McCormick)
Directions
  • Set up grill for indirect cooking over medium heat. Spray 9 by 13-inch foil pan with cooking spray; set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer on low speed, cake mix, butter, egg, and food coloring until combined. Press cake mixture into prepared pan; set aside.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake layer.

  • Place foil pan in a second foil pan for stability and insulation. Place on hot grill away from heat. Cover and bake 40 to 50 minutes. Rotate pan halfway through baking.

  • Remove from grill and cool completely before cutting.

  • INDOOR: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 by13-inch baking pan lightly with cooking spray; set aside. Prepare bars as directed. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until bars barely start to pull away from sides. Cool completely before cutting.


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